Fresno nursing home staff plan to strike, alleging low staffing levels and bounced checks

The Fresno Bee | September 19, 2022

Raymond Rodriguez has worked at Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital, a nursing home in southeast Fresno, as a certified nurse assistant and restorative nurse aide for almost 15 years. Though he said he has been through “hard times” with the nursing home, he has no intention of leaving. 

“We’re the backbone of the whole facility,” Rodriguez said. 

However, after months of contract negotiations between the hospital operator and the union representing nursing staff, Rodriguez is among an estimated 30 nursing staff members who are expected to go on a one-day strike Wednesday. They’re alleging unsafe working conditions due to low staffing levels, delayed payments and disrespect by administrative staff endured by the facility’s staff and residents.

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